Observation 198966: Boletellus dissiliens (Corner) Pegler & Young

Generally white all over and immature fungi found growing on Flooded Gum in semi rainforest area. Remarkable when cut. Wish I could have found mature specimen.

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Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight: Sometimes flat felt-like or plaque-like scales on cap; no red pigment in cap; context yellow in cap before quickly bluing and making cap flesh look white;stipe flesh white, orangish brown oxidation reaction.
Used references: Corner (1972) Boletus in Malaysia

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mushroom lovers …
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2015-02-24 08:27:24 PST (-0800)

and most especially mushroom geeks, have refined sensibilities, and appreciate the beauty in unusual forms.

anyone can love a pretty face. to find the beauty in the odd is a very special quality.

here’s to my special friends!

mushrooms and mushroomers have enriched my life immeasurably.

who needs charismatic wildlife when you can have the amazing world of fungi??!!!

Well, OK, both are cool. but you get my meaning.

I really really really need to get down to OZ. You are making me SO jealous!!!

Bolete readers -
By: Roy Halling (royh)
2015-02-23 18:17:56 PST (-0800)

in case you haven’t, do a “Find” at top of page under “Observations” for Boletellus dissiliens. Ian and others have posted this bolete previously and some comments have been posted as well.

BTW, a paper is in press in Australian Syst. Bot., due out later in 2015, describing these squamose species as they occur in Australia.

It seems you too like!!

I was SSOOOO impressed. We must be a strange lot … seeing beauty the way we do??

By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2015-02-23 16:00:55 PST (-0800)

what a freaking cool bolete.

Certainly as you have described. (about 1 foot {12 inches} above ground level on Tree trunk base.

I thought the Fungi was a wow! when cut. It was another first for me. Thanks for your input always appreciated. kk

B. dissiliens
By: Roy Halling (royh)
2015-02-23 08:44:17 PST (-0800)

doesn’t have any red in the cap and lacks scales (as in B. emodensis, B. ananiceps, B. deceptivus sp. nov. from Australia and B. ananas from America). These things in Australia often appear at the base of trees or even slightly up the trunks a ways. Not a wood rotter though. See comments under my recent ID for comments on colors.

On wood at base of tree (on the tree) YES…….

Incredible vision when cut.

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2015-02-22 17:18:20 PST (-0800)

I found what must, must be the same thing in a remote forest in Madagascar…


at the base of a tree, right?

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